Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Evolutionary Anthropology
Appl Deadline:2022/12/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/07, finished 2023/06/24)
Position Description:    

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The Goldberg lab in the department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is recruiting 1-2 postdoctoral scholars to join the lab early 2022. The candidate will develop and apply quantitative methods to study primate & human evolutionary genetics and infectious disease dynamics in the context of demographic, archeological, paleontological, and environmental records. The associate is expected to prepare related manuscripts for publications and present results at annual conferences.

The postdoctoral scholar may work on a range of projects in evolutionary and human genetics, computational archeology, and human-environment interactions, including:

  • Methods to combine genetic and archeological data for inference
  • Theoretical modeling of sexual selection and polygenic traits
  • Computational modeling of population dynamics
  • Adaptation & ecology of malaria in the Americas & Africa

Other proposed research within the scope of lab interests is welcome.

The Goldberg lab combines theory and computational data analysis; interest in biological applications of programming, statistics, and/or mathematics is required. Candidates must have a PhD in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, statistics, mathematics, or a related area by the time they start. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present scientific research in the form of peer-reviewed publications preferred. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with planned annual renewal.

To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V.,  a draft or published version of a manuscript, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to Academics Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20731. No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

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